The mild® procedure, a minimally-invasive outpatient procedure designed to provide relief to patients suffering with a common back condition, lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS), is safe and effective over the long term, according to a new review. The review examined the impact of mild in eight separate studies. The mild procedure was shown to be safe and to alleviate pain and improve mobility over a long period for patients suffering with LSS.
The procedure does not require general anesthesia or stitches and is performed through a very small incision. Patients do not stay in a hospital more than 24 hours and the procedures are completed in about an hour. Additionally, mild patients do not suffer the kinds of major complications that are associated with other minimally-invasive LSS treatments such as microscopic or endoscopic procedures.
The effects of mild are durable. More than eighty percent of the study participants experienced significant improvement in mobility and reduction in pain. These findings further support the positive long term data, which showed an average standing time improvement from 8 minutes to nearly an hour at one year after the mild procedure and an average walking distance improvement from 246 feet to nearly three quarters of a mile at one year after the mild procedure.
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